Omega-3 fatty acids are a collection of polyunsaturated fatty acids. You may have seen them- eicosapentaenic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), found in fish, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA),
Unlike the saturated fats in foods like butter and meat, which can raise levels of unhealthy cholesterol, polyunsaturated fats are healthier because they help lower cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Did you know that the body does not produce EPA & DHA? So it is important to give them to your body through food and supplements.
The good foods to get these essential fatty acids from are:
- canola oil
But the fatty cold water fish like salmon, herring and tuna are possibly the best. But be careful not to over eat tuna or large fish as they tend to be high in mercury.
However, many people would not or wouldn’t want to include these foods in their diet so the next best thing is supplements.
Clinical studies have reported that fish oil supplements have beneficial effects in rheumatoid arthritis. It also appears to be an effective treatment for children with autism.
But the list goes on!
Studies are finding that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are essential for brain health [source: ScienceDaily]. People who don’t get enough omega-3s in their diet face could face an increased risk of developing conditions such as dementia, depression plus many more.
Are you a sufferer of dry flaky skin? Well EPA is needed for you to have healthy skin and hair. By having plenty of essential fatty acids in your system your skin will be hydrated and glowing.
Would you believe me if I said that it can help optimise your immune health too?
There are cells that patrol the body for potential threats in the form of bacteria, virus and fungi, they are classed as T-cells or B-cells.
This is where Omega-3 supplementation comes in.
Various studies have shown that supplementing the diet with Omega-3 can greatly increase the activation and number of T-cells within the body, and therefore the ability to fight disease.
This is only going into a few areas for how Omega 3 can help the body, it truly is an amazing thing!
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